Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?

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These words might sound the same, but they’re certainly not spelled the same.




  1. arc

    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    ark

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    An ark is a boat, while an arc is something with a curved trajectory.




  2. repel

    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    rappel


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    Rappel is related to rock-climbing, while repel is to push something away or to be repulsive or distasteful to someone.




  3. peddle


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    pedal


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    A pedal is what you find on a bike or car, and to peddle is to try to sell or promote something.




  4. peek


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    peak


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    A peek is a quick look, while a peak is the highest point of something.




  5. sow


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    sew


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    You sow seeds for plants, and you sew clothes.




  6. palate


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    pallet


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    A pallet is used in moving heavy cargo, while your palate is the roof of your mouth or you appreciation of taste.

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  7. taper


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    tapir


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    Tapir is the animal, to taper to gradually become narrower at one end

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  8. vein


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?

    vane

    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?

    vain

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    Vane is the rotating part (like on a weather vane), vein is the blood vessel in your body, and when something is done in vain it produces no result (and also the adjective form of vanity).

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  9. wreak


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    reek


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    You wreak havoc on something, while when something reeks it smells bad.




  10. stationary


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    stationery


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    Stationery is the paper, while being stationary is to be not moving.




  11. peal

    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    peel

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    A bell peals, but you peel an orange.




  12. serge


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    surge


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    Serge is the fabric, while surge is a powerful upward forward movement.




  13. hue


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    hew


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    Hew means to chop, while hue refers to a color or shade.




  14. discreet


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    discrete


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    To be discreet is to be careful with your words or actions, while to be discrete is to be individually separate and distinct.




  15. flare


    Can You Spell These Words Based On Their Definition?




    flair


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    You might have a flair for interior design, but a flare is a sudden burst of flame or light. It’s also a verb meaning to burn with a sudden intensity or to widen at one end.

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